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by a deadly fireball. we're getting this eyewitness view of the destruction. and the u.s. military gets animated. why it's ansforming the japanese/american security treaty into a comic book security line. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening right now, an american jailed more th a year is on the verge of heading home. a lawyer for sarah shod says she is set to be freed once her half million dollar bond is paid. her family says she's sick and an iranian prosecutor says that g bailed out. tein she'll have to leave behind h h fiance shane bauer and her friend josh fattal t. three have been jailed since july 31 of lastary. allegedly they strayed across iran aqi border into duri a hike. ey are accused in iran of being u.s. spies. the family's website says that sarah has been mostly held in confinement. given hour a day to visit her fiance. she could be hours from freedom but her bail hasn't been posted yet. reza sayah is monitoring the situation. st?t is the la >> reporter: well, the latest according to the lawyer representing sarah shourd is hat she is in iranian custody bec
morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
to the u.s. coast. and that's not the only one out there. cop rsus cop then. two groups out today that share a lifetime of law enforcement experience. but they are very different views on whether it's time for california and other states to make smoking pot legal. >>> and then a sexy sports reporter, some says, says members of the new york jets that w ent too far in her coverage. the team under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations just hours before they take the field for the first time game, or the first game of the season. all at this coming hour. hello, everyone. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing on this monday. live from nbc world headquarte in new york. first breaking news that just came in within the last hour. the case of accused christmas day bomber, abdulmutallab. pete williams is all over that one. tell us what happened at the hearing today. somewhat surprising for some. >> it was. he's basically borrowing a page from the terrorismth trial of t man originally accused of being the 21st hijacker. in fact, what happened is abdulmutallab today told a federal judge, yo
the world and sometimes we can get it on the air! the domestic desk covers the u.s. desk, the international desk watching events around the globe and the media desk bringing in the live pictures around the world. jenna: we like things mysterious but at all the time! house minority leader says he's willing to vote for the bush tax plan. it's the only way to extend tax relief for a vast majority of americans, the latest in the war of wars between boehner and the president and showing no signs of cooling down. this morning is a good example of that. james rose sen live in washington. the president is hitting the air waves bright and early to talk about. to talk about, well, more than john boehner. >> reporter: the white house is trying to have sport at boehner's expense. boehner, who's stepped up his own profile in the last ten days or so has effectively come around to obama's point of view on the question of whether to extend the bush era tax cuts set to expire at year's end. both the white house and conservatives who position themselves to the right of congressman boehner on this exchange th
>>> good afternoon. today, let's make an arm's deal. the u.s. unveiling a massive ar deal with our friends, the saudis, the same folks who brought you fund -- what is this deal really about and why do we perpetuate this relationship the way we do. plus, the president hing a frank, unscripted, casual chat with some real life, regular people. while cameras role, reporters package the whole thing for ooefg news. did the president talk about any real idea to address them? reality tv sells better. why working mothers get a raw deal from corporate america. the show startright now. well, the u.s. struck its largest arms deal ever and it's with a country we know, fun our enemies and may be our enemy. we learned today the white house will offer a $60 billion ariel arsonal to saudi arabia. 70 apache helicopters, 72 blackhawks and three dozen litt for sale to the saudis. also, talk of supplying the kingdom with tens of billions more in naval defense upgrade. the sale reportedly aimed at shoring up relations with key arab allies in the middle east, namely saudi arabia. the country that routine
leaks and looking there to see what we can as certain to help us determine the cause. >> reporter: residents are being called upon by federal investigators to help them figure out what caused the disaster. the cell phone video capturing the explosion. the surveillance video from a nearby grocery store. metal frag innocents found in the yard, all could be important clues. federal investigators shipped a 28-foot long pipe that was blown out on to the street back to the metallurgy labs in washington, d.c. for analysis. state regulators ranked the section of pipe as high risk because of islamist its proximo many homes. the state ordering pacific gas and electric to inspect its pipeline system across the state. looking for leaks in roughly 5,000 miles of pipeline. back to you. >> shepard: live from where the news conference is set to begin. one of our correspondents from fox 2 news for the bay area preparing for a live report on that matter and we will get there for the live news conference moments from now and talk with a couple who shot the amateur video which you saw and hear their
talk shows he may be willing to negotiate a little bit on that. let us hear from jeff on the republican line in cape cod. good morning. welcome to the program. caller: i think he is just a shrewd politician. he knows he cannot act to stop the house from passing anything they want right now. a -- so i think he is just taking some wind out of the democrats sale. it would be the senate that would be the issue. but i actually don't think that tax cuts should be extended for really anyone. if the $3.70 trillion deficit projected and only $100 billion would be saved, that is still $3 trillion in debt. i am a middle-class person and i don't mind paying a little bit more for the long-term fiscal irresponsibility. i don't think that the tax cuts should be extended. and i do not think in two or three years they would ever raise taxes to offset the debt for expenses. i would rather see them expire and see what happens. tax cuts are in effect right now. the economy is in the ditch. i don't see that they will create a new job because they are not reading them. host: and you are a republican? caller:
of the u.s. supreme court. justice steven breyer. >>> standing up to bullying in school. what most kidslready know and what parents need to know about the problem. >>> and sudden death. a high school ball player's close call in the end zone, and what some are calling the miracle that saved his life. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-univsal television >>> od eveng. there was something about watching all those homes in calirnia iinerated in th natural gas explosion and fire that made people think otheir own homes, to see a neighborhood that was thrivi just last week, gone today, makes you think twice about the dangers we all live with. in this case, the pipelines and gas mains that crisscross the country and bring energy to american homes. hundreds of thousands of miles of them passing under mmunities like san bruno, california. we start off just south of san francisco. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the compa that owns the run purred line offered a bp-like fund. $100 million for families affected by the blast, b tonight, many of them jus
impacting land masses not the case fo us at least in the near term. here's what we think is going to happen with igor. thath projected path moving through north of the leeward islands. missing those islands is good news indeed. continuing through the open waters, even towards the weekend, still out in the middle of nowhere. maybe early next week, we have to look at this thing heading towards bermuda. but for now, the east coast looks like we're going to be missing the direct impacts from igor. indirect impacts may come in the form of rip currents. >> really quickly, tell us about this cyclone fear to the south of cuba. >> i'm sorry? >> the cyclone, e fear of the storm organizing south of cuba that's a cyclone that could start messing around with things in the gulf? >> actually an area of disturbed weather in the caribbean. it's actually not really forming just yet. it's trying to get its act together. should bring quite heavy rain to some of those areas. it may have a run on the yucatan, so heading towards mexico and eventually maybe getting into the southern gulf of mexico, but plenty of t
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleased but intern
, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us newsroom. martha: short weekend for us good to see you here, good morning, i'm martha mcoccasionum. one of the highest researchinging republicans in the house says if it is the only option, he will go along with the president. we're talking, of course, about house minority lead john boehner, he got a lot of attention over the weekend with this one, he says he will go for allowing the bush tax cuts to end just for the middle class if that's all he can get, even though he he and her republicans think it would be bad to raise the taxes on anybody. listen to this: >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. but i've been making the point now for months that we need to extend all the current rates for all americans, if we want to get our economy going again and we want to get jobs in america. >> so you are saying you would vote for the middle class tax cuts if that's all you can get done? >> if that's what we can get done, but i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our ec
for the failed policies that got us into this mess. there was one theme throughout the sunday shows like the month before, like the month before, like 19 prior. blame bush. that came out. >> now, it's no longer blame bush. it blame boehner for the white house. dersnd, act, we un apparently starting tomorrow, i think, in d.c. and also on your national cable news networks like this one, democrats are going to start running commercials painting john boehner as being somebody who wants big tx cuts for rich people and he is a foe of teac hers and police officers ad stuff like that. db that's got to be hard to play when they have that soundbite now. it's going to be hard to blame. i mean, quite honestly, there will be some republicans mad at john boehner foraking those comments and come out and saying he is willing to have a compromise because remember, there are democrats who agree with republicans on this issue, that you should extend the bush tax cuts to everyone so i find his comment interesting. maybe he was trapped intsaying that yesterday. but there will be republicans who will be upset
september 13th, 7:00. good morning and thanks for being with us, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. a lot of redskins fans will be going on little sleep this morning after a nail-biting win against the cowboys. it came down to the final play. it looked like things were tied up with no time on the clock. but hold on. there was a holding penalty on dallas. the play was wiped out and the redskins were handed a victory. i don't like how that sounds -- handed a victory. the guy shouldn't have pulled him like that. dave ross will join us coming up in just a few minutes. >> we'll take the victory. >> exactly. >>> a lot of people sleepy eyed because of the game. >> and the vma's. >> a lot of people will enjoy that. >>> tucker that looked ominous with the fog rolling in. >> visibility less than a quarter mile. we have a dense fog advisory to the west until 9:00 this morning. i'll show you the maps and we'll talk about a nice looking monday. as we get into the afternoon. but a dense fog advisory until 9:00. all of the counties in gray. so not t
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
. >> to be portrayed nationally and internationally as some sort of hateful place was really hard for us all to take. >> joe revels owns a t-shirt printing company. she made church for jones months ago with dove world outreach center on the front. but this week she's printing this, "love, not dove," and she's giving them away, 1,500 so far. >> we can't let him define us any more than we can let the individuals who perpetrated the evil acts on 9/11 define the muslim people. >> reporter: churches and community groups have worked hard to counter jones' message with events like this interfaith service at a church with 4,000 followers as opposed to jones' 50. >> it's important that the country and the world know the true character of gainesville. >> some already see a silver lining. >> i think it's also exposed a really good side of gainesville that our people by in large here are very tolerant. we even tolerate this guy. >> reporter: kelly cobiella, cbs news, gainesville, florida. >> mitchell: a report out this week details the extent of poverty in america. the poverty rate of the working poor is expect
. right now the storm 940 miles east of the leeward islands, british virgin islands, u.s. vrnlgen islands. wind speeds 150 miles per hour. it's going to get up to 155, that's category five. still west at 13, still plenty of warm water and not a lot of wind sheer. then let's watch it progress. it will run into shear, some cooler water. bermuda is a question as we head into the weekend. what could it do and when will it make the turn to the north and to the east? that's what we wait for. wonder and watch. we'll have more in a little while. but a big storm brewing in the atlantic. folks, back to you. >> thanks very much, dave. to the latest on the battle over the bush era tax cuts. should they be extended and who should get them? a top republican in congress seems to be willing to make a deal with president obama who wants to limit the tax breaks, but is the gop really ready to make such a deal? and if so, what will it mean for your wallet? cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. congress is back from recess at long last. and they are exp
speaker who takes upon himself the role of gatekeeper. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. right now it's time for the "the ed show" with ed shultz. >>> good evening americans and welcome to the "the ed show" k, these rom n stories are hit my hot buttonsa this is hr. newt gingrich, i think, has hit a new low. playing to the birther fringe of the republican party. accusing the president of the united states of having a kenyon world view. you won't believe how low this guy has gone. i've got commentary on that. this kind of radical thinking has infuriated our schools across the country, educators are trying to keep your kids away from president obama. parents are being warned about indoctrination during his back-to-school speech. my commentary on all of that coming up in just a moment. >>> and the tan man's act, well, he's got to find a new act. he wants to -- you to believe, that he really cares about the middle class and the middle-class tax cuts. democratic house majority whip, jim clyburn will be here to ow his cover in the battleground story. >>> this of course the stor
recent indications republicans may not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to have us borrow $700 llion from our children to make permanent tax cuts to the 2% of earners in the country. if these republicans mean what theyas say, there's no reason t delay moving forward on these -f on tax relief for the middle class. >> with me w nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd and also my co-host on "the daily rundow" nice to see you again. >> howdy. >> hello. feels like thefo white house is ready for a rumble with john boehner. we even expect the president to bring this up again this afternoon talking with the fairfax family about the economy. >> that's right. look. they think they have developed a foil in john boehner. right? the premise of ten days when the president went to cleveland, ohio, last week to go to the same city that john boehner went to a couple weeks before and trying to put a face on the republicans but wh's odd here, savannah, about the back and forth between the white house and john boehner about tax cuts ignores the political reality which is
'll read your-mails during mfrp news you can't use" on "morning joe" which starts right now. >>> i don't think health care is driving this election, david. i think economy is driving this election. people have anxiety about that economy. i'll tell you what -- >> then why did you do health care and spend so much of last year on health care? >> they don't want -- well, you know why we worked on health care? because health care was a huge -- is and was a huge problem in this country. >> yet democrats are not campaigning on it because it's so polically toxic. you said that wouldn't be the case. you said it would get more popular, not less. >> i think that health care overtime is going to become more popular. >>> welcome to "morning joe." happy monday. mika, that's what i keep thinking about myself. >> what this. >> that one day, one day i'm going to get more popular. my mom tells me. >> you're so popular. you're the most popular boy in school. >> no, my mom says i'm not because they're jealous of me. one day, like health care reform -- >> 21st century is only 10% over. >> that's right, tha
. now, it's just not smart from an economic perspective for us to allow a whole bunch of those jobs that are right here in the united states to go away. >> reporter: boehner made headlines last month demanding the president fire his economic team. mr. obama returned fire in his home, calling out his name no fewer than times. >> there were no new policies for mr. boehner. >> we've offered him new ideas for the last 20 months. >> reporter: on sunday, boehner said he wants to see the bush era taxes for all income brackets, but would support an extension limited to the middle class if he has no other choice. >> i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our economy. >> reporter: still, the white house claimed the g.o.p. leader had changed his tune. >> i think that congressman boehner was fairly clear yesterday in outlining a position that the president outlined last week. >> reporter: on sunday, a new york times article portrayed boehner as indebted to lobbyists and 45 currently or recently departed house members raised more from lobbyists than boehner, among them
'm glad you are with up us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail or text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, september 13th. a lot to tell you about todayru including rudy giuliani giving his take on the imam behind the proposed islamic center in new york, he said there are two sides to the man, good imam and bad imam. and did the speech heard around the world push phil davidson over the top in his bid to become easurer of stark county, ohio? we have the elecs tion returns. let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. >>> congress returns to work today for the final session before the november midterm elections. the main order of business in the coming weeks willbe debating the fate of the bush tax cuts which are set to expire the end of th year. an issue that's drawing outrage across the country and debate over the mbweekend. members of the tea party moment gathered in washington, st. louis and sacramento to protest big g
and we want to get jobs in america. >> it sounded to us yesterday like there was a willingness by the -- by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief inplace. >> all right. that's what happened over the weekend. msnbc political analyst richard wolffe joins us from the white house north lawn. when we hear this, sounds like it's couched in a quiet way by john boehner. is this really a signal for compromise? a lot of folks asking that. >> reporter: well, that's a great question. it's campaign season, okay? so there was some signaling of compromise, boehner has said that, in fact, he is just trying to take a talking point away from the white house. there's all of this positioning going on. the point is he's trying to make himself look reasonable to the electorate, and in doing so he has just undermined what has been actually a very effective republican strategy for the last two years or so, which is so oppose t obama white house on significant measures, on big measures like tax cuts, and fiscal policy in tgeneral. ey are trying to say
, as much as 70% of incomes to u.s. treasury. mid-50s, 91%. t after world jus war ii, check that out. this is is not a mistake. the nation's top income tax rate was a staggering 94%. now, right now, 2010, the goal, juice the economy without ballooning the deficit anymore than necessary. supporters the tax relief say extra income translates directly intoxtra spending. the less you earn the more likely you are to save, to uses the money that you not pay in taxes for daily expenses. taxes for the wealth hey a more round-about effect. might be have extra spending but also the possibility of more saving and investi. the investing part to lead to more hiring. especially if you invest in a start-up business. hired more people. those people spend andve a verc virtuous cycle begins. not a sure thin. republicans and some democrats want to keep the bush tax rates for everybody. president obama saysri keeping e richest 2% or 3% at current rates would ad $700 billion to the deficit. we expect to hear live from the president in just just about an hour from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's
environmental disaster in u.s. history. we're getting a closerook now at the infamous device that what could reveal what caused the disaster back in april. the failed blowout preventer,ist's called, ncuw in federal custody, put on display in new orleans today. chad rogers now with more of the -- first time we've seen it -- out of the water up close, right, chad? oh. >> the first time we get a feeling of how big this thing really is -- really wa when it was down there. the barge bringing up the river. preventer.t the lower marine riser package. they put the kpap on that thing. or at least tried to put the cap on it? i have a picture here. here is the entire blowout p preventer. up there, all the way down. let me get it bigger. these are guys here. one, two, three, three men right there. and so this thing is just so much bigger than you think -- five stories oulr so, it would seem like there. there's the first video images of what we have on shore, on land. people getting video from it, on shore, pictures, sending it back to us. literally, the top of the riser, ca preventerhe blowout capped th
us in your home. that's it for this special report. report. fair, balanced and unafraid. captioned by closed captioning services, inc ♪ ♪ >> shepard: a massive category four hurricane churns across the atlantic. plus, want to keep your bush tax cuts? tonight there is word of a compromise. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. they traded insults and accusations. >> time to put grown-ups in charge. >> if i said the sky was blue, they'd say no. >> shepard: but now word of some possible agreement as the house minority leader john boehner says he will vote to extend middle class tax cuts. tonight what it may mean for millions of americans and the upcoming election. iran demands. the islamic republic now asking for a half-million dollars to free this american woman. tonight her family responds. plus, people now getting a first look at their houses in the wake of a devastating pipeline blast. tonight, coming home, amid the ruins. and new video captures the seconds after that explosion. first from fox's monday night, the price of freedom is apparently a half million dollars, but the fa
to keep them away from the eastern u.s., but bermuda will probably be in the sites of igor and most likely julia won't affect anything. we can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. we'll have more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. thanks, al. >>> let's check some of the morning's other top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. good morning, ann. >> good morning, everybody. in the news over the weekend indications that the on again, off again iran release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. on sunday the judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held for more than a year. we're following developments this morning. where do things stand? >> reporter: good morning, ann. right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they are waiting for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then he expects she will be released. now, under the conditions of bail, she is allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward. along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offi
>> it sounded to us yesterday like a willingness by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief in play. >> they're pressuring but president obama says then' very wealthy n't need it. still the president and democrats are keeping the pressure on the gop trying to highlight the damage they say republicans have done to the economy. this is a new ad from the democratic national committee. >> tax cuts for thbusinesses. those that ship jobs and profits oversees saving multinational corporations $10 billion so to china and india and mexico, boehner has a message. you're welcome. >> maybe movement on middle class tax cuts is enough to turn the tide. the president certainly needs li it. political watchers point to dec many americans think the president is out of touch with the problems of real people. one word to describe the president, most answered disappointing. msnbc political analyst richard wolf joins me now from the whit house. the president made this point of blaming the republicans last week of getting in the way of middle class tax
into the crater will help us gather the informing. >> reporter: the road to the hardest hit area reminds closed. dozens of course spectators stood on an overlook to glimpse the devastated area, including some who know families whose homes were destroy. >> when you get this close to it, it really hits you even harder. so that is a the tough part. investigators tonight are asking anyone with cell phone video of the actual explosion to contact them. they are also checking surveillance freeze nearby businesss. tomorrow, the ntsb will visit two pipeline control centers, one in milpateas and the other near daly city, which might have data about any gas leak alert system. the ntsb says it has not been able to confirm reports that neighbors called pg&e to report a gas leak prior to the explosion. they are asking anyone who smelled gas or who filed a report to contact the ntsb by email. you will find that email address on our website, ktvu.com. reporting live in san bruno, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san bruno's mayor said that he does not think a 2008 sewer project in the area of the expl
, what his spokesman said and a host of things. certainly, it sounded tohe us yesterday like there was a willingness by the -- by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class taxelief in play. >> richard wolffe an nbc news political analyst, he joins me live from the white house. you've got this narrative now that john boehner may have stolen the show, if you will, when it comes to the argument that the republicans trying to protect the wealthy and not looking out for the middle class. what are you hearing. >>> >> reporter: the white house thinks there is room for greel or attack. either john boehner opens the do to a possible dpreem agreeme the middle class tax cuts or the move the republicans ar just playing politics. it'sot very personal. both men hve taken to twiter, gibbs and boehner taken to twitter to air criticism mz. we so show the twitter feeds. robert gibbs, the press secretary, has id, don't forget this handy clip and save the graphic of the k street cabinet april black and white photo doesn'tdo the tan justice, a reference "the ne
so they can get home to campaign. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us. >>> district voters go to the polls on tuesday. they will decide who will be the city's next mayor. vincent gray leaves incumbent mayor adrian fenty. the polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. it is also primary day in battleground maryland. former state delegate baker and michael jackson are vying for the nomination. bob reich is facing a primary challenge from brian murphy. the doors are seven -- the doors are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. >>> a new phase on the 14th bridge project starts tomorrow. the northbound shoulder of the left -- the north bound left shoulder will be closed. traffic will have the option to exit on the gw parkway and take the moral bridge. the project is expected to be completed by next fall. >>> dc 530 has a launch party on thursday. it is the brainchild of upset her week -- of seth herwick. >>> peace in the middle east, talks are said to resume. we will tell you where and what will be discussed. >>> two highly anticipated movies will come out this week. >>> we could be looki
still missing and four confirmed dead. tomas roman of kgo in san francisco has details. >> there used to be a house right there. >> i used to look from -- they have very nice deck. i used to look at their house, and now it's not there. >> now it's gone. >> reporter: milla alasz, her husband and three daughters are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit they left behind out of its cage, but it's too terrified to come out. the alasz house was spared from the flames that consumed the three homes directly behind them. milla says she's been frantic since her family escaped the explosion and fire thursday night. >> i didn't sleep. look at my eyes. i move to two hotel. it's like something mentally. i can't stay in one place. it's like -- i want to move around. i don't want to stay still. no, i probably get one hour and a half sleep during the whole night. >> reporter: the family is still waiting for pg & e to turn on their gas and power. this view shows the more than 100 residents who are being let back into their san bruno homes in stages. the only people allowed home to stay are
's operated as his father's pawn. he's accusing him of conning us to elect him president. what do you make of newt, howard? >> i've been covering newt for many years. he's a bomb thrower. he's a guy who knows the weak point to attack. what's interesting to me here is he feels free to say anything at this point. it's a kind of free fire zone within the conservative movement. and newt, who's always trying tu say the most outrageous thing and that goes back many, many years, now has moved from saying outrageous things about the ethics of the house members in the democratic leadership 15, 18 years ago, to saying these thin about a man that newt himself has no evidence for what he's alleging here.te he really has absolutely none. his facts are wrong. as mr. weigepointed out on his page and i'm just really not surprised, but kind of depressed by it. >> david, you covered this kind of spiritual territory. ideological territory. he's accusing as basically a zombie. saying his father hated the british white guys. his son is kind of a zombie like figure. in fact governed by a ghost. this is the kind
but expected near bermuda sometime saturday morning. it's not forecast to hit the u.s. directly. tropical storm julia is also churning in the atlantic now and could become a hurricane this week. >> busy season. >>> here's your monday forecast. another dreary day here in new york with some light showers, stretching into new england. hail, gusty winds, and flash flooding across nebraska and kansas. showers from dallas to houston. rain south of denver into albuquerque. scattered showers across florida. >>> 80s from miami to baltimore and 75 here in new york. indianapolis is 85. chicago 79. and kansas city 86. the hot 103 in phoenix. 82 in salt lake city. and 70 in seattle. >>> a champion you might want to keep your distance from after his latest conquest. >> the world's number one competitive eater has lived up to the title once again. he chowed down 47 burritos in just ten minutes at the new mexico state fair over the weekend. now, in case you are doing the math, that is 11 pounds of tortillas, beef, beans, and green chili, all for a grand prize of $1,500. >> another well-known competitor in thes
storm today. winds over 150 miles an hour. is the u.s. in the path? >>> parents plea. their teenager ran off with her boyfriend who she met online. now, they can't get her back. and now the custody battle for the 15-year-old girl. >>> and gaga's night. don't miss how kanye west and taylor swift finally made up. >>> we hope you had a good weekend. robin roberts is on assignment this morning. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. >> good to be here. >> what a weekend for sarah shourd and her family. late last week the irrangian government finally decided to release. in part her health, among other things, a lump in her breast. they're saying if her family comes up with $500,000. >> and the nightmare not ending because shourd and the other two hikers with her may face a trial. >> they would want her to come back after paying the bill for that. >>> also, on taxes over the weekend. the house republican leader john boehner own another weekend said he's considering but president obama is cutting taxes. >> what made him blink? did he in fact blink? and is this the end of the impasse? white house pre
that is facing us today is as you look at a growing number of defections in the senate, up to five democratic senators saying they believe it should be extended for everybody. in my home state of florida the democratic nominee for governor is stay saying the tax cuts should be extended for everyone. the '01 and '03 tax cuts are the current tax code so if you don't extend them you are raising taxes. growing number of democrats looking not just for political survival but how to survive the age of obama and damage done to their party have come to that position in the last few days. >> neil: what do you think of mr. boehner's offer, though, when push comes to shove he would extend the middle class tax cuts even if it meant not extending them for the wealthy, that something is better than nothing? >> i think he was answering a hypothetical question that was posed and that is the danger with answering hypotheticals. i'm running on the u.s. is senate. leader mcconnell offered a bill to extend it. all the republicans in the senate and now five democrats and perhaps growing are saying they would vote
. that will do it for us. "hardball's" up right now. >>> the eye of newt. let's play "hardball." good evening. going tribal. newt gingrich, the political salve jer says theresident of the united states is actually a zombie, animated by the ghost of his african father leading a kenyan quest. he said this is the stunning, most protective model. he called barack obama a con man who managed to trick america into electing him, quote -- that's what he said this ekend. i want to kno can weo any further down this suer of hate. isn't it enough to fight over taxes and spending and wars? do we have to attack the very americanness of the president, who brought this country such honor by his rise to office? plus, we heard john boehner say he would be willing toextend the bush tax cuts for the middle class. sounds like he's willing to compromise or maybedo luring democrats down a trap. also, the big political story may come out of delaware where a sarah palin-jim demint c conservative may be poised to score the biggest upset of the season. her win would be good news for the reblican party. and how meg whit
periodically. i think it is fair to say that after this recession that began in 2007 p us very deep in the hole, it is going to b e a long battle to get out of that deep of a recession so we have had positive private sector j growth for 8 months but i don't think the unemployment rate will be coming down significantly any time in the near future. >> chris: do you think it will be -- it is nowen 9.6%. end of this year? >> look, i try to stay out of ecasting gamesfor other than our official forecasts. i think it is clear that the labor market is significantly weakened, has been for some time. we have to do everything we can to create jobs and get people back to work. >> chris: could it be 10% by thend of the year? goi >> i'm not going to speculate. we have specific forecasts and we will release them when they come out. >> chris: but you don't expect it to do down appreciably. >> i don'txpect it to go down appreciably. >> chris: the report expectd that gdp would be 3% this year. in the second quarter it already dropped to 1.6%. what is the forecast now for the second half of this year? >> well, as
.msnbc.com. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, good night. >> this sunday, the politics of the economy. have americans lost faith in the president and his party to dig the country out of recession? >> the hole the recession left was huge. the progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans are still looking for work. >> can the white house do anything before november put people back to work? and who is right in the debate about your taxes? i'll explore the president's thinking and go inside the white house's campaign strategy with senior adviser to the president, david axelrod and then nine years after 9/11, what's behind the new wave of anti-muslim sentiment in america? has the president helped or hurt by weighing into controversies about an islamic community center and mosque in lower monta manhattan and a florida's pastor threat to burn a holy koran. we'll talk with rudy giuliani. finally, our political roundtable weighs in on the legacy of the 9/11 attacks, religious tensions in america and the outlook for the midterm race. with
to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not
in america and the outlook for the midterm race. with us the bestselling author of "no god but god: the origins, evolution and the future of islam" reza aslan. former white house press secretary to president clinton, dee dee myers, republican strategist mike murphy and ron brownstein of the "national journal." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. after a weekend of start and stop announcement, news from iran this morning that jailed american sarah surer will be released on $500,000 bail along with shane bower and josh fattal. she's been accused of spying and detained in an iran prison last summer. joining me from des moines, iowa, the president's top political adviser, david axelrod. welcome back to meat meet, mr. axelrod. >> thanks, david. good to be here. >> what about this news from iran? when will she be relead and will it happen this time? >> obviously we're hopeful and encouraged by these news but there have been starts and stops in this before and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> as far as bower and fattal an
have begun to put the brakes on this recession. the worst may be behind us. >> here is what the website from the white house tauted earlier in the summer. it was recovery summer as it was billed by the white house in campaign across the country as administration kicked off events across the country. here's the economic record which is still quite bleak. 9.6% unemployment. 16 months of straight 9% or higher unemployment. 54,000 jobs lost in august. 14.9 million unemployed. 6.2 million of which are long-term unemployed. and just today in "the new york times" a reminder of the real cost of this. a story that we see as the economy tumbles, numbers of families in shelters rise. you've had a rise in the number of families actually going into homeless shelters. it's a question of the president's rhetoric versus reality. are those things out of sync? >> no, they're not out of sync. obviously in april we were on a slightly greater scheme than we were over the summer because we had a fiscal crisis that took 15% off the stock market and caused businesses to retrench further but reality remains tha
can't? >> they told us we can't. they changed the bound rips out, more houses. >> reporter: behind me here is where homeowners have been lining up all day to find out when they can go in. we've not been allowed to get in there with homeowner, but we will be soon. but the owners of at least 83 homes damaged or destroyed in this fire ball still have no idea when they'll be able to get inside and find out if they have anything left. dan? >> incredibly frustrating for those people, i sure. neal, thank you. that's neal karlinsky tonight. >>> and in colorado, hundreds of evacuees were allowed to return to their homes in an area near boulder that was hit by wildfires. 169 homes were destroyed. now investigators are looking into whether a fire pit, a type of campfire, sparked this blaze, which could mean criminal charges are possible. the fire is now more than 70% contained. >>> congress goes back into session tomorrow, and issue number one is your taxes. in particular, what to do about those controversial tax cuts enacted under george w. bush. the white house and republicans have been sparri
through todos, the toyota organization for the development of latinos. >> using a kevin fowler reference, it is sort of a "pay it forward" concept. and so my involvement with todos, that's my time to be able to pay it forward. >> in 20 years at toyota as a lawyer, high-level executive, and recognized champion for diversity and inclusion, andrea white has learned a lot about hispanics, including herself. >> i did that one myself. [laughter] you need to let people know what a good job you're doing. it's horn-tooting, and hispanics hate to do that. i think we are our own worst enemy. we are not naturally assertive. we are naturally hard workers, but we don't naturally market ourselves. >> so we had andrea try it. >> it was enormously hard work getting to where i am. i am grateful that i am in a position to help my family when they need help. i can't tell you how proud i am that i made it. i got to the goal line. whoo-hoo! and i certainly hope that my grandparents are looking down, going, "see, see? we should have gone to california." >> andrea had so much insight into protecting your identi
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